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Christmas trees and wreaths of all kinds on display at 17th annual “O Tennenbaum”

OWEGO (WBNG) — The 17th year of “O Tennenbaum” at the Tioga Historical Society kicked off Friday evening.

On display are dozens of Christmas trees of all sizes and decorations, including some wreaths, all made by community members and organizations.

The exhibit is open to the public free of charge, with each display being up for silent auction.

As for Friday’s opening party, the live music, Christmas cookies and first snow of the season are putting everyone in the Christmas spirit.

“They’re talking, they’re having fun, they’re chatting, they’re looking at the trees, it’s a community,” says Scott MacDonald, Executive Director of the Tioga County Historical Society. “And that’s what the museum is all about, we engage our community. And so this is offering them a chance for them to get together, especially on a cold wintry night like tonight.”

The exhibit runs until December 14th. You can come check out the trees and make your bid every day from 10 to 4, except Sundays and Mondays.

All money raised from the auction goes to general operating funds for the historical society, making it their largest income program of the year.

David Caya

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